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Author Topic: The RENFE British Mikados  (Read 179 times)

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Offline biela49

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The RENFE British Mikados
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:31:49 pm »
In 1949 RENFE defined the specifications for a tender destined to buy steam locomotives. The design was a for a 282 polyvalent locomotive. The company Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima quoted for the tender, but they couldnt comply with deliverys, and then the choose dropped in the Noth British Locomotives and Company Limited of Glasgow. This manufacturer supplied a batch of 25 locomotives, ready to operate. Then another batch of 100, in parts, were deliverd and assembled in Spaia. After that 117 more were constructed locally under license for several manufacturers. This locomotive was the most popular in the late years of steam in Spain.The last one one saw its fire extinguished on June 23th 1975.

Two years ago ARNOLD  launched a model of this locomotive at 1:160 scales in three versions, Coal, fuel, and Museum, last one as preserved and fuel fed. Each versión was also proposed in three options: analogue, digital, and digtal with sound. I am not too fan of sound, as many locs playing their sound in a layout can confuse and became a noisy nightmare, but I confess that the steam locs with sound is something special. 

Let me now introduce to you one this models, museum version, with an express train that perhaps coul be seeen in the 50s runnig on my unfinisehd layout.



And with the Tren de la fresa, a touristic train the at its beginning was hauled by this locomotive.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 12:25:04 am by biela49 »

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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:47:11 pm »
Smashing stuff and very interesting history.

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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 01:27:18 am »
The last one one saw its fire extinguished on June 23th 1975.

Happily not true!

Two were sold to Endesa and ran for a few more years on the Andorra - Escatron


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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 10:08:05 am »
The last one one saw its fire extinguished on June 23th 1975.

Happily not true!

Two were sold to Endesa and ran for a few more years on the Andorra - Escatron


You're right, Gordon. Exactly the 141F2416 and 141F2124 were in service in that line about 8 or 9 years more.

You've got good knowledge on Spanish railways.

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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 10:36:42 am »
A very good video and lovely loco  :thankyousign:
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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 11:27:35 am »
Great trains, great layout, and great videos.

Bravo Biela !

P.S. Does "fresa" mean strawberry ?

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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 12:54:22 pm »
Great trains, great layout, and great videos.

Bravo Biela !

P.S. Does "fresa" mean strawberry ?

Yes, Joe. The train has this nickname because the trip it does, between Madrid and Aranjuez. That place has reputation for strawberries. During the trip you get a small basket of strawberries offered with no cost. The ticket includes that.

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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 02:13:03 pm »
A very good video and lovely loco  :thankyousign:

presumably the driver and engineer ( oil-fired) were on their siesta!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 10:12:55 pm »
Lovely video, specially that first consist.  :heart2: :thumbsup:

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Re: The RENFE British Mikados
« Reply #9 on: Today at 01:07:46 am »
Here she is in 1978







And Endesa had this beastie too!

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